Ortolan Bunting
Emberiza hortulana
(L 6.3" Wt 0.71-"0.88 oz)
In most European countries and
western Asia...extending up
beyond the Arctic Circle.
Rhodope Mountains
Bulgaria
21May2015
Hortulanus the gardener bird.
A culinary specialty in
France...an estimated
50,000 were killed
each year...killing or
capturing these birds
is now prohibited by
the European Union.